Join Greg Sowell for an in-depth discussion in this video Software routing in Windows, part of Foundations of Networking: Network Media (WANs).
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Using a Windows server as a router…isn't often done outside of a lab environment.…Linux routing is a well-established and maintained method…of software routing that is industry standard.…So if it must be done,…Linux is the obvious choice.…Routing and Remote Access was introduced with Windows 2000…and offered as an additional download in Windows NT4.…RRA is the software package that allows Windows servers…to operate as routers.…It operates in three capacities.…
One is as a multiprotocol router.…It is capable of routing…IP, IPX, and AppleTalk traffic simultaneously.…On some versions it can also run RIP and OSPF.…Dynamic routing protocols allow it to learn routes…from other network infrastructure.…Windows can also utilize static routing…and network address translation.…It also includes some support for IGMP…to facilitate multicast traffic.…RRA can also operate as a demand-dial router.…
This will allow the router to dial up a modem,…connect to an ISDN line,…or establish a VPN tunnel to facilitate connectivity.…Last, it functions as a remote access server.…
He discusses different WAN technologies and features such as speeds, spans, and price points—including inexpensive options such as VPN. He then covers switches (the devices that connect computers in your building) and routers (devices that control the transmission of network data). Along the way, Greg shows how to build private connections, implement free networking over the Internet, build switch networks, and overlay-routed networks. He'll also introduce different routing protocols, such as OPSF link-state routing and distance-vector routing with RIPv2, EIGRP, and BGP.
Note that this course maps to domains 1 and 2 of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals certification exam (98-366).
- Understanding the technology: from dial-up to VPNs
- Working with hubs, bridges, and switches
- Ensuring hardware redundancy
- Using switching types and MAC tables
- Preventing bridge loops with STP
- Routing with routing tables
- Using NAT
- Securing your switches and routers
- Setting up firewalls
- Working with different routing protocols: RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and more